2020 Annual Report
2020 was an unprecedented year. From the COVID-19 pandemic and the slow stresses of quarantine, through the final year of the disastrous Trump administration, we’ve needed each other more than ever. Fortunately for Trust Women and the thousands of women and families we serve every year, our supporters were ready to take up the charge. We’re incredibly proud of our staff for their perseverance, and grateful for our supporters for being with us every step of the way.
The world changed in so many ways during 2020, but the need for compassionate and comprehensive reproductive health care remained as critical as ever. When neighboring states used the pandemic as an excuse to shut down abortion providers, we saw hundreds of women forced into traveling hundreds of miles to Trust Women clinics to get the care they desperately needed. During the early months of COVID, our Wichita clinic saw a nearly 400% increase in patient visits, mostly from out-of-state. In many ways, it was a glimpse into a post-Roe world, and one we hope to never see again.
In 2021, the future of legal and accessible abortion in America is uncertain. The relief we felt at the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris was tempered by the rightward turn of many state legislatures, including in Kansas and Oklahoma, home to two Trust Women clinics. Regardless of which party is in power, our mission remains unchanged: to open clinics that provide abortion care in underserved communities so that all women can make their own decisions about their health care.